Duty Free stores at Charles de Gaulle airport allow Duty Free & Tax free purchases depending on your final destination.
The Member States of the European Union (EU) are Finland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
It is the responsibility of the traveler to comply with the allowances relevant to the country they are travelling to.
The overview provided below features the regulations applicable for duty free goods :
Within the EU
As a private individual, there are no limits on what you can buy and take with you when travelling between EU countries as long as the products purchased are for your own use and not for resale.
These maximum amounts must be at least :
- 800 cigarettes.
- 400 cigarillos (cigars weighing maximum 3 grams each).
- 200 cigars.
- 1 kg of tobacco.
- 10 litres of spirits.
- 20 litres of fortified wine.
- 90 litres of wine (including a maximum of 60 litres of sparkling wines).
- 110 litres of beer.
When entering France/EU
You are allowed to bring back in France/EU the following amount of duty/tax free goods, provided you travel with the items and do not intend to sell them (if you go over this allowance, you may have to pay duty and/or tax) :
- 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
- 4 litres of still wine.
- 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% volume or 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine or other liqueurs that are less than 22% volume.
- 16 litres of beer.
When leaving France/EU
On leaving France/EU the value and quantity of the sold products are not limited per person.
You should however bear in mind that these goods may be subject to duty free and tax free allowances in your non-EU country of destination.
Articles bought at the airport beyond the security checkpoints (including spirits, perfume and other liquids) are exempt from the 100 ml. liquid rule.
You will receive your goods in a sealed bag, which must remain sealed until your final destination.
In Europe and other countries that use the tamper-evident bag, passengers should not open the bag before the security checkpoint, or else the duty-free contents may be seized.
Please remember to get receipts for your purchases as some airports may require documentation.
When traveling to an international destination with a connection, buy your duty-free liquid items on the last leg of your trip.